The Galway Races is fast approaching from July 31st until August 6th.
Ladies Day is famous for its colour and style. It is also one of the busiest and best days of race week. This ladies day falls on Thursday August 3rd and you can always be guaranteed to see fashion as stupendous, creative and luxurious as ever.
With the Galway races in mind, we decided to take a look back over the last 10 years of ladies day winners. This may inspire your fashion guru within and help you in achieving your goal of winning the “lovely girls” competition aka the best dressed lady at the Galway Races 2017.
1Lisa McGowan 2016:
Lisa wore a hat by Marie Claire Millinery and a dress from Strawberry and Lime. This stylish ensemble was designed by Lisa herself.
The outfit was completed by a handbag from Glitz, jewellery from Dessert Diamonds Ireland and shoes from Dunnes Stores.
2Alex Butler 2015:
Alex wore a red midi length dress by Teria Yabar purchased from a Fermoy boutique with a matching headpiece by Jennifer Wrynne and nude Louboutin heels. She certainly was a beautiful lady in red and wowed the 2015 judging panel.
3Helen Murphy 2014:
Helen wore a mint green midi skirt and white top from Coast. She added an Aisling Maher multi coloured pearl necklace and a white disc hat embellished with broaches (purchased from Dunnes Stores). Helen also wore a 1950’s vintage Walborg clutch and shoes from Nine West.
4Rachelle Guiry 2013:
Rachelle rocked up in a baby blue Grace Kelly inspired vintage dress from Ted Baker. She teamed this beautiful outfit with a Carol Kennelly Millinery headpiece. It certainly caught the eyes of the judges on the day.
5Kelli O’Dell 2012:
wore an “Anaessia” black lace dress, with champagne underlay, matching sash and butterfly broaches. She accessorised her look with black patent Tony Bianco Shoes and black gloves.
6Suzanne McGarry 2011:
Suzanne went for a simple, classic and elegant look sprouting a cream and black hat by Westport-based milliner Lina Stein and wearing a red vintage dress.
7Annmarie O'Leary 2010:
Annmarie really was an exceptional sight of sophistication wearing a cream, bodycon silhouette and a pale gold tilted Carol Kennelly hat.
8Mary Threase McDonald 2009:
went with a bold and very colourful silk kaftan dress which was designed by Brazilians Mimi Frou Frou and bought at Neola boutique in Malahide, Dublin. She co-ordinated her look with eye-catching accessories including a clutch bag from a high street shop and a cerise daisy feather hat which she borrowed from Dublin hat designer Jacqueline Layton. We are sure that this ensemble is a fashionistas dream.
9Carol Kennelly 2008:
Carol won over the judges wearing a purple strapless dress by French Connection, with coordinating purple shoes from Quills, Killarney. Carol made the Handbag and Headpiece herself which was inspired by a Hibiscus flower. We personally love the purple / yellow combination and clearly the judges did too.
10Sinead Donnelly 2007:
Sinead was dressed in a cream Alice Temperly dress. Sinead struggled to find a hat that she was happy with for the races back in 2007. She then decided to dig out a charity shop purchase from underneath her bed, stick on a couple of spare pearl beads and metal studs from the dress and grabbed her cream patent Christian Louboutin shoes. To complete the look she accessorised using a gold bag that she bought at an Italian outlet and gold metal bracelets purchased from Top Shop. She certainly is a bargain beauty and the judges and crowd showed their appreciation on the day.
We hope you enjoy the races if you are attending and hopefully one of you lucky fashionistas will take the 2017 best dressed lady prize. Our offices in Galway will be closed to the public on Wednesday August 2nd, Thursday August 3rd and Friday August 4th. We will still be taking calls for any urgent queries or quotes. Business resumes and continues as normal on Tuesday August 8th. (Images via Google)